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'The Property Brothers' pay Hughson couple a home visit

'The Property Brothers' pay Hughson couple a home visit

A Hughson woman's dream came true Monday, when she and her husband, were treated to an in-home consulta­tion with HGTV (Home and Gar­den Television) celebrity home designers Jonathan and Drew Scott (aka The Property Brothers). It was a prize valued at $5,000.

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Posted: aug. 23, 2014 12:27 a.m.
New report shows budget impact of rising firefighting costs

New report shows budget impact of rising firefighting costs

A new report shows that as the cost of fighting forest fires has rapidly increased over the last 20 years, the budgets for other forest programs, including those that can help prevent and mitigate fire damage, have substantially shrunk. The Forest Service's firefighting appropriation has rapidly risen as a proportion of the Forest Service's overall budget, increasing from 16 percent in 1995 to 42 percent today, forcing cuts in other budget areas.

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Posted: aug. 23, 2014 12:26 a.m.
Commission honors police chief

Commission honors police chief

The Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training awarded Turlock Police Chief Robert Jackson with an Executive Certificate, honoring his achievements in law enforcement both academically and on the streets.

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Posted: aug. 23, 2014 12:25 a.m.


Water use efficiency measures for the home

The average household uses approximately 260 gallons of water per day. A significant amount of that use occurs in the kitchen and bathroom. Lengthy showers, older appliances and fixtures, and overuse of the water tap are just a few of the water wasting activities that occur in these areas of the home.

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Posted: aug. 23, 2014 12:20 a.m.
New TUSD policy uses positive interventions to keep students in school

New TUSD policy uses positive interventions to keep students in school

At their first scheduled meeting of the school year,  the Turlock Unified School District Board of Trustees established new policies and policy changes to increase overall student success, one of which will push back exclusionary discipline practices, such as suspension, in favor of positive interventions to correct misbehaving students.

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Posted: aug. 23, 2014 12:19 a.m.
Breakfast challenge proves that a picture is worth a thousand dollars

Breakfast challenge proves that a picture is worth a thousand dollars

The California Milk Processor Board invites California high school students to share a photo of their breakfast that contains milk on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram for a chance to win $1,000.

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Posted: aug. 23, 2014 12:18 a.m.
Shredded paper, plastic bags no longer recyclable in Turlock

Shredded paper, plastic bags no longer recyclable in Turlock

Turlock residents may now need to take additional steps to sort their trash as locals will no longer be able to recycle shredded paper or plastic bags according to the City of Turlock.

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Posted: aug. 23, 2014 12:17 a.m.
Cost of Raising a Child

Cost of Raising a Child

In their annual Expenditures on Children by Families report, the United States Department of Agriculture estimated that the cost of raising a child born in 2013 will be $245,340, a 1.8 percent increase from last year. The report, also known as the Cost of Raising a Child, revealed that housing, child care, and food account for the three largest shares across income groups, comprising of 64 percent of total expenses.  

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Posted: aug. 23, 2014 12:15 a.m.
Council considers Taco Bell project

Council considers Taco Bell project

Locals protesting the establishment of a new Taco Bell in Turlock will meet before the City Council on Tuesday as the members will determine if the process to establish the fast food chain near Pitman High School will continue.

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Posted: aug. 23, 2014 12:11 a.m.
City parks boost local neighborhoods, economy

City parks boost local neighborhoods, economy

With California in the midst of a drought and an ongoing statewide fight over water garnering national attention, much consideration has been focused on the landscape around Turlock — and City parks is no exception.  

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Posted: aug. 23, 2014 12:09 a.m.
Edith’s Taxi offers a ride with the ‘soulful taxi lady’

Edith’s Taxi offers a ride with the ‘soulful taxi lady’

Name: Edith’s Taxi

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Posted: aug. 21, 2014 9:34 p.m.


Turlock High School adds more AP courses to benefit students

In order to fully prepare students for college, Turlock High School is now offering more Advanced Placement courses than ever.

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Posted: aug. 21, 2014 9:33 p.m.
Fit Body Boot Camp to come to Turlock Industrial Park

Fit Body Boot Camp to come to Turlock Industrial Park

Turlock’s 2,600 acre Industrial Park will soon play host to more than just food processing facilities as the City of Turlock recently approved a staff level minor discretionary use permit for a fitness facility to be built just east of Highway 99.

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Posted: aug. 21, 2014 9:32 p.m.
Turlock Young Professionals ‘bridge the gap’ in local business community

Turlock Young Professionals ‘bridge the gap’ in local business community

 

The younger generation of Turlock professionals looking to make a difference in the local business community now has the opportunity to formally convene through the new organization, Turlock Young Professionals, which aims to bring up and coming leaders in the community into the fold of the Chamber of Commerce. 

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Posted: aug. 21, 2014 9:29 p.m.
Robbery suspect used wrench

Robbery suspect used wrench

A Turlock woman is facing robbery and drug charges for an alleged robbery that happened in Sunnyview Park Wednesday night.

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Posted: aug. 21, 2014 8:51 p.m.
Panhandler arrested for warrants

Panhandler arrested for warrants

A 60-year-old man found panhandling outside a Turlock shopping center was taken into custody Wednesday on multiple warrants.

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Posted: aug. 21, 2014 8:50 p.m.


Rape suspect asks for earlier trial

An 18-year-old Turlock man accused of attempting to rape a woman in Donnelly Park last year is requesting to have his trial date moved forward before he is transferred from Juvenile Hall to the men’s jail.

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Posted: aug. 21, 2014 8:50 p.m.
Turlock defendant admits to sexual abuse of minor

Turlock defendant admits to sexual abuse of minor

A Turlock man has changed his plea to guilty on multiple charges of sexually assaulting a teenage girl.

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Posted: aug. 21, 2014 8:43 p.m.
Castle flies again

Castle flies again

Castle Air Force Base will be put back in service this fall, providing a historic runway for a flight of local World War II veterans making a pilgrimage to Washington, D.C. 

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Posted: aug. 21, 2014 8:42 p.m.
County shows support for Turlock road tax initiative

County shows support for Turlock road tax initiative

At the behest of Stanislaus Council of Governments Board Chairman Vito Chiesa the regional transportation agency opted to support Turlock’s initiative to approve a half-cent city wide road tax on the November ballot despite previous tension leading Turlock to consider abandoning support of the county’s own future road tax initiative.

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Posted: aug. 21, 2014 8:40 p.m.
CSU Stanislaus back in session

CSU Stanislaus back in session

Approximately 9,000 students converged at California State University, Stanislaus for the first day of classes Thursday and throughout the campus, from faculty to administration to knowledgeable seniors and excited freshmen, all had high expectations for the upcoming school year.

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Posted: aug. 21, 2014 8:38 p.m.
Jury finds defendant sane at time of murder

Jury finds defendant sane at time of murder

A Stanislaus County jury found convicted murderer Nicholas Harris was sane the night he stabbed to death a 25-year-old Turlock man and set his car on fire.

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Posted: aug. 21, 2014 8:37 p.m.
Settlement reached in abandonment of 50,000 hens at Turlock farm

Settlement reached in abandonment of 50,000 hens at Turlock farm

Andy Cheung and Lien Diep of A&L Poultry in Turlock have been permanently prohibited from working directly with animals again, a settlement reached as a result of the producers’ reckless abandonment of 50,000 hens back in 2012.

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Posted: aug. 21, 2014 12:24 p.m.
Report reveals that California students better prepared for college

Report reveals that California students better prepared for college

In its annual "Condition of College & Career Readiness" report released today, ACT found that California students taking the organization's college readiness test surpassed the nation’s scores in English, reading, math, and science. The ACT assessment, which is administered to high school students, serves as a good indicator of how much a student is academically prepared to pursue a postsecondary education.

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Posted: aug. 19, 2014 1:48 p.m. | Updated: aug. 20, 2014 9:00 a.m.

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